Mr. Cohen joined Castlelake in 2017 as a member of the the North American Assets team and is focused on investments in the commercial real estate sector. Prior to joining Castlelake, Mr. Cohen worked as a director for Gearing Capital Partners where he was responsible for the sourcing, structuring and execution of debt and equity real estate investments across the U.S. Prior to joining Gearing Capital Partners, he worked as a senior vice president for FirstCity Financial Corporation, a multi-national specialty finance company focused on the acquisition of sub-performing and non-performing loans. Prior to joining FirstCity, he was an associate at Morgan Stanley and Crescent Real Estate Equities. He received his B.S.B.A. with a concentration in finance from the University of Richmond.